Economic Development http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Contractors have increased confidence in the government market http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/contractors-have-increased-confidence-government-market <div class="node-body article-body">Onvia’s third annual survey of government contractor sales expectations shows contractors are optimistic about the government market.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/contractors-have-increased-confidence-government-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/contractors-have-increased-confidence-government-market#comments Economic Development Government Procurement Federal Finance Purchasing & Procurement Public Works GPN Wed, 24 May 2017 14:56:00 +0000 77761 at http://americancityandcounty.com U.S. cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of economic factors http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/us-cities-highest-and-lowest-concentrations-economic-factors <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>WalletHub ranked cities based on the diversities of their economies. The company also ranked the cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of certain industries, types of occupations and types of worker classes. We&#39;ve included these cities here. Is your city among them?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Note: several of the cities listed on here are census-designated places, which are unincorporated areas that are recognized by the U.S. Census as settled concentrations of population.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/us-cities-highest-and-lowest-concentrations-economic-factors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/us-cities-highest-and-lowest-concentrations-economic-factors#comments Economic Development Mon, 15 May 2017 18:49:00 +0000 77611 at http://americancityandcounty.com Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending — Part 3 http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> For taxpayers, good fiscal news in the future, says Mayor Ed Pawlowski of Allentown, Pa. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Allentown, Pa., residents will get a break from new municipal tax hikes.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-3#comments Economic Development Finance Public Works Administration Public Works Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:40:00 +0000 77211 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The recently constructed American Parkway Bridge in Allentown, Pa., is helping to revitalize the waterfront on the western bank of the Lehigh River.</p> Des Moines metro ranked fastest growing city in Midwest; continues area’s growth trend http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/des-moines-metro-ranked-fastest-growing-city-midwest-continues-area-s-growth-tr <div class="node-body article-body">New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the Iowa capital’s metro is the fastest growing city in the Midwest, which continues a growth trend for the area.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/des-moines-metro-ranked-fastest-growing-city-midwest-continues-area-s-growth-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/des-moines-metro-ranked-fastest-growing-city-midwest-continues-area-s-growth-tr#comments Economic Development Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:27:00 +0000 76801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Des Moines, Iowa&nbsp;skyline, with the city&#39;s Center Street bridge in the foreground. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skyline_downtown_Des_Moines.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 2 http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> In Madison, Wis., the mayor says it’s time for Congress and the Trump administration to help cities repair crumbling infrastructure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Madison, Wis., Mayor Paul Soglin says cities need help on repairing infrastructure.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-2#comments Economic Development Federal Finance Public Works Public Works Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:32:00 +0000 76681 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: One of Gebhardt Development&#39;s projects that was recently completed along E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Wis.</p> San Antonio annexation deal could triple size of neighbor city http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/san-antonio-annexation-deal-could-triple-size-neighbor-city <div class="node-body article-body">If Converse, Texas, agrees to an annexation agreement that San Antonio has proposed, Converse could triple in size-- all to bring municipal services to a patch of unincorporated Bexar County.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/san-antonio-annexation-deal-could-triple-size-neighbor-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/san-antonio-annexation-deal-could-triple-size-neighbor-city#comments Economic Development Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:14:00 +0000 76601 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The San Antonio Metropolitan Area. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gfp-texas-san-antonio-metro.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> New laws and cultural attitudes attract millennials to cities http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-laws-and-cultural-attitudes-attract-millennials-cities <div class="node-body article-body">As the millennial generation continues to grow, cities of all sizes are evolving to attract more young people.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-laws-and-cultural-attitudes-attract-millennials-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-laws-and-cultural-attitudes-attract-millennials-cities#comments Economic Development Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:06:00 +0000 76091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Julia Penrose Fountain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:America_the_Beautiful_Park#/media/File:Photo-Stargate-Fountain.png">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Stadium woes leads NFL’s Chargers to depart for Los Angeles amid public outcry http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/stadium-woes-leads-nfl-s-chargers-depart-los-angeles-amid-public-outcry <div class="node-body article-body">The Chargers’ move from San Diego to Los Angeles has kicked off animosity towards the franchise from the public and civic leaders in San Diego alike. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/stadium-woes-leads-nfl-s-chargers-depart-los-angeles-amid-public-outcry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/stadium-woes-leads-nfl-s-chargers-depart-los-angeles-amid-public-outcry#comments Economic Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:37:00 +0000 75541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Qualcomm_Stadium_2007.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The best and worst counties for job growth http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/best-and-worst-counties-job-growth <div class="node-body gallery-body">Personal finance website GetRichSlowly.org analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the 343 largest counties in the U.S., to determine which counties' job markets are most primed for growth. is your county on the list?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/best-and-worst-counties-job-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/best-and-worst-counties-job-growth#comments Economic Development Bonus Content Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:16:00 +0000 74921 at http://americancityandcounty.com Pulse nightclub owner to not sell it to Orlando for memorial http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/pulse-nightclub-owner-not-sell-it-orlando-memorial <div class="node-body article-body">The owner of Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has decided not to sell it to the city, which planned to convert the site of June’s horrific mass shooting into a memorial. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/pulse-nightclub-owner-not-sell-it-orlando-memorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/pulse-nightclub-owner-not-sell-it-orlando-memorial#comments Economic Development Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:32:00 +0000 74881 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visits Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. on the three-month anniversary of the shooting there. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Secretary_Johnson_pays_Respect_at_Pulse_Nightclub_(29074148974).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>